Xavier Symons

Xavier Symons is a Masters student in philosophy at Sydney University and has a keen interest in bioethics. Aside from his studies he enjoys playing guitar and reading American literature. He has contributed to a number of online publications, in addition to his work with BioEdge.



Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: law, organ donation euthanasia, organ shortage
A new article in a leading transplantation journal defends ODE.

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: genetic testing, nhs, uk
Test results will be utilised by NHS researchers.

Xavier Symons | 2 Feb 2019 |
tags: australia, drugs, law, pill testing
A number of deaths at festivals has sparked a policy debate.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: designer babies, embryo gene editing, gene editing, he jiankui
Authorities are likely to press charges against researcher.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: consent, professional misconduct, vegetative state
The nurse has been charged with sexual assault.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: gene editing, he jiankui, regulation, world economic forum
A commission is being planned to update extant guidelines.

Xavier Symons | 28 Jan 2019 |
tags: abortion, iowa, law, new york, roe v. wade, us
States are legislating in anticipation of a challenge to Roe v. Wade.

Xavier Symons | 26 Jan 2019 |
tags: best interests, conjoined twins, medical decision making
The operation will often result in the death of one of the twins.

Xavier Symons | 25 Jan 2019 |
tags: iraq, organ trade, organ trafficking
Iraq may be the latest hotspot for illegal organ trading.

Xavier Symons | 20 Jan 2019 |
tags: abortion, march for life, reproductive rights, us
US vice-president Mike Pence made a surprise appearance at the March for Life.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: eugenics, free speech, genetics, intelligence, uk
Watson claims that there is a link between ethnicity and intelligence.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: organ market, organ procurement, organ transplantation, us
The idea of selling organs is gaining traction in the media.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: euthanasia, law, royal college of physicians, uk
The College will go neutral on euthanasia unless two thirds of members oppose it.

Xavier Symons | 19 Jan 2019 |
tags: double effect, euthanasia, palliative care, palliative sedation
A new article in the JME reviews the empirical literature on this question.

Xavier Symons | 24 Nov 2018 |
tags: catholic bioethics, religion, secularism
A new edition of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy discusses the impact of secularism on bioethics.



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